Beatlemania fundraiser held at Heinz Field

The Place: Heinz Field Club East Lounge, Jan. 24.The Purpose: To raise funds for the Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute’s Cancer Care at Jefferson Hospital.The Party: “Club Jefferson Gala 2015 British Invasion,” presented by the Jefferson Regional Foundation featured the band “Beatlemania Now.” #FabFour — The Beatles songs proved irresistible to the nearly 500 guests getting toes tapping with the first song, “I Want to Hold Your Hand.” But, before the bopping there was bidding. A silent and live auction kept guests busy during the cocktail reception and dinner. Warming up the nearly 500 guests was a whiskey tasting bar, as well as a photo booth with props and life-size cutouts of John, Paul, George and Ringo. Thanking everyone for coming out to support Cancer Care were event chairs Dr. James Betler with Janice and Dr. Mark Gannon with Marion.The People: Ready to twist and shout the night away were Louise Urban, president of Jefferson Hospital, with husband Ken, Dr. David Parda, chair of the Department of Oncology/ Cancer Institute, John Paul, CEO Allegheny Health Network, former Steeler Charlie Batch, Dr. Diane Buchbarker, Sister Nancy Hupert, WQED’s Michael Bartley, Dr. Amjad and Huma Husain Jalil, U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy with Nan, James and Jamie Graham, Karen and Gary Evans, state Sen. Matt Smith with Eileen, and Emily Parise.

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